Water, mosquitoes, and sugar

Authors

  • Wiwatana Tanomkiat, M.D. THE ASEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46475/asean-jr.v25i1.909

Keywords:

COVID-19, Dengue fever, E-cigarette, Influenza, Malaria, Road accident, Sugar consumption, Thailand, Zika virus

Abstract

Songkran, the new year and water splashing festival during 11-17 April, was the peak of road accidents in Thailand which now ranks number one in the world, COVID-19, and influenza. After Songkran was the World Malaria Day on 25 April. Thailand is striving to eliminate malaria as well as other mosquitoes-borne infectious diseases including Dengue fever and Zika virus. In addition to infectious diseases, Thailand is also facing with non-communicable diseases caused by excessive sugar consumption and smoking which currently appeared in a new form, the electronic version.

 

 

 

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2024-04-30

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Tanomkiat W. Water, mosquitoes, and sugar. ASEAN J Radiol [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];25(1):3-7. Available from: https://www.asean-journal-radiology.org/index.php/ajr/article/view/909

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